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Old 09-18-2005, 10:31 AM   #1
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Default AMD athlon 64 4000+ or an FX55?

hello all. ive been looking to get a new cpu for a long time. my first chocie was between a dual core 4600 or a FX55 which i posted about on this forum site ages ago. im going to go for the fx55 out of those two but weas wondering about the 4000+ cpu. theres a big price range difference between them (the FX55 usually being twice the price of the 4000+)

now just looking at the specs of them i can only see that there is a difference of 0.2GHZ between them. now for that small differnce in speed and that big increase in price i was thinking its not really worth going for the FX55 seeing that i have lots of students loans to pay off

so i was wondering if there difference was in the architect of the cpu which warrents the price differnce
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Old 09-18-2005, 10:57 AM   #2
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Default Re: AMD athlon 64 4000+ or an FX55?

The FX-55 is a good CPU for OCing, but also...the cache, actual speed and gaming perfromance are better on a FX-51/FX-53/FX-55/FX-57
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Old 09-18-2005, 11:10 AM   #3
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103527

800 bucks....get a dual core...soooo much better
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Old 09-18-2005, 01:18 PM   #4
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do you know where i could get a FX51 or 53 form in the UK. are they socket 939? or is that only the 55 and 57?
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Old 09-18-2005, 01:22 PM   #5
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go for the 4000+ I read a review that said there's practicly no difference between them
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have you got the link to this article? i found some other articles saying that there basically is a very small amount of difference between the cpus: http://www.nordichardware.com/Review...&skrivelse=362

the only difference i can really see is that the fx55 is much more better for OCing, which im not gonig to do
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Default Re: AMD athlon 64 4000+ or an FX55?

The multipliers are unlocked on the FX series, which allows for more overclocking. All Athlon 64's have locked multipliers, so you can only go so far.

I would get the 4000+. The price difference is pretty big, but the performance difference isn't. You can easily overclock the 4000+ to the FX-55's stock speeds for less moolah.
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thats it the 4000+ wins the prize!!
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Old 09-18-2005, 05:37 PM   #9
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Default Re: AMD athlon 64 4000+ or an FX55?

I don't know why people aren't going with the Athlon X2s. I mean, if you're going to be spending that much on a CPU, at least make it count. I can understand if your motherboard doesn't support and all but the dual cores are taking over. The retail stores like CompUSA and Best Buys all are equipped with Pentium D's and Athlon X2's now.
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Because it's not what everyone needs. You should buy what you need, not what you want. Atleast if you're gonna save money.
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I really feel Fisher's going for a performance CPU if he's asking for an FX CPU or an Athlon 4000+. I mean the price for the 4000+ is around $370 while the X2 is almost the same price, maybe $10-$20 more. For that price, an X2 is right up there with the best. Just the added advantage of dual core.
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Well, it all depends on his budget. If it allows, then yes, but if not, then no.
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Athlon X2 3800+
Default Clock Speed : 2.0GHz

Old member from here (mempf) OCed his to 2.8 Stable....talk about a nice OC.
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if i were u wait a little longer. then u can get a fx 57 and then wait some more and get a really good cooling system like water cooling and over clock that sweet fx57 to a monstrsity 3.6ghz that would be insane for gaming. literaly.
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well the cpu i want is for gaming, i have a x850xt but a athlon 64 3000+ to go with it. i need a new cpu badly but i have a 1250 overdraft to pay off and a 4000 student loan to follow that in the decades to come. so my budget is a little tight but still flexible. this is why i was looking at the 4000+ compared to the fx55, ive looked at dual cores compared to a fx55 and decided the fx55 was much btter for gamin at the moment (even though i heard they are bringing out a farcry version made for dual core gaming)

i could extend my budget to a fx55 but i really dont want to, this is why i posted this forum asking about whether the performance difference between the two was as big as the price difference. bare in mind that im not going to OC as i have little experince wiht it and i cant afford to replace anything if it does badly wrong

thanks for all yours replies as well
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lol u need good cooling. with good cooling u can overclock till you hit the moon for crying out loud. i just got some cash and put two super pcs together and bang they play hl2 halo and return to castle wolfenstein at highest settings possilbe with no lag wat soever. i can also launch like three games at once and have them running with no lag. its absoletely amazing.
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Er, actually you can't overclock forever, even if you have liquid nitrogen. The CPU's architecture can only go so far before locking up, no matter how cold it is.
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